Sherry butt 7576 – 57.2%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark copper
Nose: Prunes, cherries, tobacco, smoked ham, old leather, hints of chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Prunes, morello cherries, chocolate (not a very dark one), hints of a herbal bitter, espresso, mixed oriental spices.
Finish: Long, fruity and spicy with a little bit of smoke.
Overall: One of those fantastic old Karuizawas that despite being sherry monsters show an amazing density of ‘secondary’ flavours and where everything is perfectly balanced.
Rating: 90/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a gold medal, re-tasted for notes.